Unfortunately, the distance and altitude meant that I really only got a
look at the ventral surface.
On Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 7:59 PM, brian fleming <>wrote:
> Distant raptors are hard to ID.
> The best way to distinguish between the Whistling Kite and Little Eagle is
> wing angle. Seen from ahead or astern, Whistling Kite flies with its
> elbows up and wingtips pointing down; it has a long tail.
> Little Eagle flies with its wings quite flat and wing-ends flex upwards
> just a little. It has a short square tail.
> Hope this helps,
> Anthea Fleming
> On 23/03/2013 7:17 PM, David Clark wrote:
>> I saw a large raptor soaring over the Box Hill football ground at about
>> 1800 today. It was trending in a southeasterly direction towards Blackburn
>> when I lost sight of it.
>> It was 60-80m above the ground and, with the cloud cover, was at the
>> limit of my unassisted eyes. The square tail and general appearance
>> suggested Little Eagle or Whistling Kite.
>> Did anyone else see it?
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